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Title: Business ethics of MBA students
Authors: Valerie Iskandar
Keywords: DRNTU::Business::General::Moral and ethical aspects
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Many studies have found that business practitioners are less tolerant towards questionable business practices, as compared to MBA students. Harris and Sutton conducted a study in 1995, which also supported this notion. However, there was a problem of a large age gap between the samples. Hence in this study, I will look at replicating Harris and Sutton’s (1995) study. However, this study will focus on full-time versus part-time MBA students instead. Also, I aim at limiting the age of the samples to within A total of 54 respondents were obtained through a survey package that was given out. The survey package included three sections, where personal particulars, a questionnaire to measure ethical scores and a Machiavellian test were included. The conclusion of this study found that part-time MBA students are less tolerant towards questionable business practices, as compared to full-time MBA students. This does support the previous studies done, to a certain extent. In this case though, we would have expected a higher commonality between full-time and part-time students since they sit through the same teachings and learning programmes. This is an important implication for people who are looking to develop ethics education. There would probably have to be a switch on what to focus on in their curriculum.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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